We had the good fortune of connecting with Rob Powell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rob, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
In 2001 I was working for a local municiplaity and had experience running youth basketball leagues. I was presented with an opportunity to run an Adult basketball league and took the opportunity. I quickly realized that this could be a good side hustle. My brother helped me make a website and I launched San Diego Basketball.com.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
San Diego Basketball.com started as a side hustle and quickly grew into the largest adult basketball league provider in San Diego. Some things that set me aprt from others in this industry are Having Integrity, Being a Person of Your Word and having Good Follow-Up Skills. I got toto where I am today professionally with alot of hard work and late nights. Having a fuill time job and San Diego Basketball.com required alot of nights working on infrastucture, scheduling, website, social media, SEO, advertising, marketing, customer service, ect. I would hope that players recognize our brand is to keep players playing and involved in the basketball community while getting exercise and having fun.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego has so many great spots I owuld stay away from the touristy places like the theme parks and major attractions. The itinerary would include a San Diego State Men”s basketball game, Padres game, fishing Lake Barrett or going out on a local 3/4 day deep sea charter, the USS Midway is always cool, wind and sea beach and a quick trip to Balboa park with lunch at the Prado. Some of my food spots would be Phils BBQ, The Crack Shack and Los Cuatros Milpas in Barrio Logan.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I originally worked part time and ran youth basketball leagues as part of my job. One supervisor and mentor i had along the way was Carlos Cordova. He taught me the basics of scheduling, budgets, customer service and overall organization.

Website: www.sandiegobasketball.com

Instagram: @sandiegobasketball

Facebook: sandiegobasketball

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